Revisiting a tactic — or at at least a moniker — that President Obama’s team deployed last year, a nonprofit offshoot of his re-election campaign is launching a “Truth Team” to get supporters to tout the benefits and combat perceived falsehoods of Mr. Obama’s health care overhaul.
An email from the group Organizing for Action (OFA) advises supporters to stay tuned “for tip sheets, guidance, and more ways you can fight back against the myths and lies the other side is spreading about the work we’re doing and the issues we care about. There’s a lot of work to be done right now to set the record straight about how Obamacare is already helping millions of Americans.”
With Congress out of town on recess during August, Mr. Obama and his allies plan to launch an aggressive health care push ahead of a crucial period for its implementation in the fall. A small group of congressional Republicans is pushing to get GOP colleagues not to vote for any appropriations or spending bills that contain funding to implement or enforce the law.
Last year, the Obama campaign employed a similar tactic using the same nickname, encouraging supporters to call out suspected falsehoods launched by Republicans.
“Received a robo-call or an email forward full of falsehoods? Found a misleading leaflet in your mail?” it reads. “Tell us about it, and help fight back against the attacks on President Obama and his record.”